I am happy to announce that D’Argo earned his C-ATCH at the Rainier Agility Team CPE trial held at Argus Ranch on May 15th, 2022.
This marks the end of D’Argo’s agility career. We had never aimed to earn a C-ATCH or any other Championship. Our goal has been to have fun and see where life took us. And we have done that.
D’Argo’s career includes competitions and titles in CPE, NADAC, USDAA, ASCA, AKC, UKC, UKI and AAC. On top of this, he has titles in Barn Hunt, Conformation, Trick Dog, Herding, Backpacking, Rally and NASDA. He also plays Treibball, which we plan to continue into his later years.
For all of his life, D’Argo and I could be found at agility demonstrations run by the Rainier Agility Team and Sno-King Agility club, primarily at events that support animal rescue. D’Argo has been in two commercials, was spotlighted in Seattle Refined Magazine and appeared on King 5 News. He was a regular at 4-H events where we did demonstrations and he would allow the children to take him through the agility course.
I am very happy to end his time in agility with a C-ATCH but, at the same time, sad that it is coming to an end. Thank you to everyone that helped us throughout D’Argo’s career. Special thanks to Michael Bruce for helping get us past some fear, Sandra Katzen for helping with D’Argo’s early training, Lisa Ross for helping with his later training, Heather O’Neill for some great workshops to help us along the way and to Sam Lietz to help get D’Argo to move away from me and not want to be stuck to my side all the time. Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement over all these years.
Registered Name: Snovalley Rainybank Luxan Warrior
Breed: Rough Collie
Owner: Mike Vorkapich